Facility Rentals

Hall of Evolution

The Museum of Natural History’s gallery spaces are available after-hours for receptions and dinners. Rental reservations must be made one month in advance of the event. Event set-up cannot begin before 4:30pm on any day and events must end by 11:00pm and cleaned up by 12:00am. 

The Museum has a list of recommended caterers, available upon request. We are happy to work with any caterer who is new to our facility.

**Note that the Museum does not allow rentals between May 15th and September 1st.

See below for information and restrictions.

University of Michigan Departments

  1. Cost: UM department rentals are $58 per hour (that guests are present) plus an additional $58 set-up/clean-up processing fee. You can request security for an additional fee.
    1. Departments must pay using a University shortcode.
  2. Food and Drink can be consumed on the first floor Rotunda and Second floor Hall of Evolution spaces ONLY. The entire museum is open during the rental for a general browse.
  3. Capacity: Strolling events are limited to 125 people; seated dinners are limited to 100 people.
  4. The Museum does not have air conditioning – therefore rentals during the summer months are discouraged but possible.

Click to download the Rental Agreement (PDF).

 

Non U-M Organizations (Dinners/Receptions)

  1. Cost: Please e-mail (ummnh.scheduling@umich.edu) or phone the Main Office (734.764.0480) for current pricing.
  2. Food and Drink can be consumed on the first floor Rotunda and Second floor Hall of Evolution spaces ONLY. The entire museum is open during the rental for a general browse.
  3. Capacity: Strolling events are limited to 125 people; seated dinners are limited to 100 people.
  4. The Museum does not have air conditioning – therefore rentals during the summer months are discouraged but possible.

 

 

Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

  1. Cost: Please e-mail (ummnh.scheduling@umich.edu) or phone the Main Office (734.764.0480) for current pricing.
  2. Food and Drink can be consumed on the first floor Rotunda and Second floor Hall of Evolution spaces ONLY. 
  3. Capacity: Strolling events are limited to 125 people; seated dinners are limited to 100 people.
  4. Museum Spaces: The Rotunda and 2nd floor are the primary spaces for wedding receptions. The entire Museum can be rented for browsing.
  5. The Museum does not have air conditioning – therefore rentals during the summer months are discouraged but possible.

 

Questions?

For rental information or reservations, please call the main office at (734) 764-0480, or email ummnh.scheduling@umich.edu.